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Flac -> Mp3 convertor.

Discussion in 'General Software' started by alucasa, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. alucasa

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    Heya, guys. I am looking for a good Flac -> Mp3 convertor.

    Free or not does not matter. I will pay if I need to but I just want a good one backed by a proper company instead of shady ones I found from google search, so I am looking for personal opinions.
     
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    It's easy as never before. It's fast, free and effective.

    a) download foobar
    b) and just follow this guide or this
     
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    I am using Multi frontend right now, settings:

    Codec: Lame
    Options: -V 0 --vbr-new -q 0

    works prefectly for me, but hunting the bits down for the software to work takes a bit of effort.
     
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    Going this route, thanks.
     
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    I always use this : LameXP
     
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    I use dbpoweramp. The batch audio converter tool it has is nice.
     
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    i can relate to dbpoweramp nice program and supports HT but still, why convert flac to mp3?

    i hope it's for portable devices only or else i will call it a shame.
     
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    It's for my car audio which can accept only MP3 through a USB device.

    But then I am not too picky about audio and don't really care whether it's FLAC or Mp3 or whatever as long as the quality is above 192kb/s. But I do keep my favorite albums in FLAC format on my NAS. I just haven't had a reason to convert them to Mp3 until recently.
     
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    ah car radios, yeah they r so behind, but do like 320kbps vbr not cbr there is a difference, and if u turn up the volume enough depends on the speakers and radio u can clearly hear if it's low bitrate.
     
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    Of course, it matters. I am saying that I don't care the differences as long as compressed formats are of a certain quality.
     
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    That is exactly why I have to convert to MP3, my playlist won't fit on my 80GB Zune if it isn't converted to MP3, and I'm too cheap to buy a new one.

    Yeah, I'm the same way, 192Kb/s VBR MP3 is what I use, sounds good enough for me most of the time.
     
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